Keep reading to learn more about how Lake Area Chamber of Commerce benefits the local community. You might be surprised by what you learn!
Mission Statement: The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is committed improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in the Lake of the Ozarks area, and to be the principal advocate for and a provider of services to its business community.
Our Vision: Be the foremost voice and partner for business, economic development and community enrichment.
Building The Lake Community's Brand
Many people don't realize this, but the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce pioneered the initial installation of the iconic Hollywood-style "Lake of the Ozarks" sign that welcomes visitors as they enter the Lake community while traveling eastbound on Highway 54. The sign just celebrated its 5th anniversary. We are honored and proud to maintain this now nationally recognized landmark, and hopes that it continues to serve as a warm welcome to all who visit our beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.
In addition to the iconic Lake of the Ozarks sign, we are also responsible for maintaining the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks welcome garden (located at the intersection of Osage Beach Parkway and Bagnell Dam Boulevard. Finally, we also help build the Lake's brand as a go-to vacation destination by staffing the Willmore Lodge Visitor Center. It is our privilege to welcome tourists, answer questions, and help them find the resources they need to have a wonderful vacation.
Drawing Visitors To The Lake
Not only do we welcome and support vacationers once they are here - we make a point to jump-start our local economy by drawing visitors to our beautiful area. We host a several large community events that attract spectators and participants from all over the region:
- Midwest Wine & Brew Festival
- Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals
We donate some of the proceeds from the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals to the Lake Ozark Police Department and the volunteer organizations as a way of saying thanks for the hours they put in to support this event. We also host the Cocktails & Caddies Golf Tournament and the Home, Lifestyle, & Sport Show, which attract many second-home owners as well as local residents.
Lake Area Chamber of Commerce also staffs several standing committees that work on a variety of different issues throughout the year. Specifically, these committees focus on:
- Economic Development,
- Legislative / Government, and
- Helping build a better business climate for members through economic development as well as governmental affairs and issues.
Executive Director of Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, K.C. Cloke, also serves on the Lake Race committee as well as LOREDC (Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council).
Help Us Help You!
We consider ourselves truly fortunate to get to support such a beautiful community. We take great pride in helping local businesses and professionals reach their full potential. Of course, none of it would be possible without the continued support and involvement of our valued Chamber members.
If you are already taking advantages of a Lake Area Chamber membership, we thank you for your support and look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come. If you are not yet a Chamber member, we hope you'll reach out to us to learn more about what Lake Area Chamber can offer you. We promise to do all that we can to support your continued growth as a company and/or business professional at the Lake of the Ozarks!
Contact Your Lake Area Chamber Of Commerce!